Delivering Imran Khan’s ‘never give-up’ spirit in players: Mushtaq Ahmed

Sports Report

Southampton: Pakistan’s spin bowling coach Mushtaq Ahmed was confident to make a comeback in the third Test as he is motivating players by forwarding former captain Imran Khan’s ‘never-give-up’ spirit to them. 

Speaking to reporters, Mushtaq said he has learned from his former captain Khan that how to win matches from tough situations and this is what he is delivering to the young players now.

“I am confident that we will make a comeback from here tomorrow,” Mushtaq reiterated. “I had played under Imran Khan and he always taught us to win matches from a tough situation and this is what I am telling my players now,” he maintained.

Talking about day 1 performance, Mushtaq said strong wind from both sides of the ground was causing problems for the bowlers. “It’s not an excuse but the fact that strong wind from both sides of the ground was making it tough for the bowlers to get the length right. Initially, our bowlers bowled well and picked up four early wickets but later on, they lost grip from the match,” he said.

It must be noted England dominated day 1 of the third Test with Zak Crawley and Jos Buttler scoring 205 runs together. The home side closed day 1 at 332-4.